Updated improvement plans for local transport network and river revealed

February 08 2021
Updated improvement plans for local transport network and river revealed

Two consultations are now underway for residents to have their say on detailed plans to improve the River Malago and Bedminster's transport network.

An initial public engagement exercise was launched last winter, which saw support for better transport and improvements to the River Malago.
Now, detailed proposals have been released and the council is wanting feedback about the designs.
The improvements are part of the wider regeneration of Bedminster Green and would see the river restored back to the surface - currently the river is largely underground - plus improved biodiversity and a new ampitheatre seating area on the green space at the heart of Bedminster Green.
Proposed transport changes include better routes for public transport, walking and cycling, and the introduction of a northbound one-way system on Whitehouse Lane between Windmill Hill and Philip Street to prevent rat-running. 
The proposed improvements to the river are said to "help to reduce the flood risk to the surrounding area" and will be funded through the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) - money allocated to support the development of the area.
Councillor Nicola Beech, Cabinet Member for City Design and Spatial Planning, said: “This is a great opportunity to work with the community, developers and local businesses to deliver a high-quality local area."
For the River Malago consultation, visit: bristol.gov.uk/bedminstergreenconsultation. For the transport consultation visit: bristol.gov.uk/bedminstergreenconsultation
Both consultations close on Thursday, March 4 2021.